Yet another flow hood build

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  1. Hacendado

    Hacendado Family member Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    This flowhood was built in collaboration with my idea and skills of my friend who has a CNC and he is an engineer.

    I gave him the basic layout and how it works and he accepted the challenge and made it for me.

    The dimensions of the filter are 470mmx610mm HEPA H14 and the blower is 1100 cubic meters per hour.
    Since then I have no problems with contams and my working space has become much more comfortable.
    Hope it will give you some new ideas in building/upgrading your hoods.
    Enjoy!


    Here were the basic material for the hood:
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    The wood joining technique the most efficient he could do.
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    This is the fan box:
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    The pre filter area:
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    Pre filter goes in between these sides with holes - sandwich technique:
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    Mounting of the fan:
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    Here is the filter box layout:
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    Front side:
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    Rear side:
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    The finished product:
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    The white board is my working area and the material is corian . He makes kitchens and labs with it.
    Great material!

    And one pic of it in action:

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  2. nomendubium

    nomendubium scraping by, since '97 Expert Identifier

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    now thats come fine workmanship :thumbup:
     
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    Killer build!!! Thanks for sharing :)
     
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    That is one solid piece of equipment. nice job for sure!!!
     
  5. Hacendado

    Hacendado Family member Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Thanks!

    I uploaded it with the intention to bring up some ideas (ie corian, pre filter compartment etc.)

    I don't even use gloves while working. I find them very uncomfortable.

    BUT, I always take a shower prior any activity in front of it, clean the room the day before so that all the particles can settle down again,
    I always work in a clean T-shirt and use alcohol to sanitize my hands.

    I find gloves and sleeves and face masks very uncomfortable and my hands sweat so I have a problem inside the gloves.

    No contams, everything is working great.

    But I had to learn steady breathing, now it has become automatic.
     
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  6. khacminh

    khacminh New Member

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    Wow impressive! Do you mind if I ask how much it costs you total? Thanks
     
  7. Hacendado

    Hacendado Family member Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    In US dollars:

    Filter: $120
    Fan: $170
    Material and crafting: $170

    Total: $360

    It is a reasonable price for a flowhood this size.
    It could go cheaper but I didn't want to save, I wanted a top quality product.

    But the fan and the filter are the average price considering where I live.
    Everything here is expensive.
     
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  8. rogue

    rogue ♥ Hooked on Mycelium ♥ Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    :woot: That's how to get it done :) great work hacendado.
     
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    Hacendado Family member Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    Thanks!

    I was the brain behind the whole operation :naughty:
     
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  10. treewood

    treewood mediocre mycologist Moderator Mushroom Doctor Supporter

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    I just now found this... I love dovetail joints... Only way to go but I'm not that skilled
     
  11. Atomos

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    that thing is fucking awesome
     
  12. the_chosen_one

    the_chosen_one there are no answers.. only choices Moderator Mushroom Doctor

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    that is really nice! is the fan Fantech brand? I was just bragging about those in another thread lol. they are not cheap anywhere, but it will be the last fan you buy for that unit.
     
  13. Rooster

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    Bump. Was wondering the same thing about the fan Hace. I was thinking vortex though. What size duct is it for? Thanks mang. I want to build a 24x24 hood and hope to use my vortex 8" fan that I already have. Thanks Hace.
     
  14. kingpsilo

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    That's a clean and solid build Hace..
    That's the next thing I need to build..
    just finished building the new work area.. a flowhood is a must..